Masdar Board of Directors


His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al Jaber

H. E. Dr Sultan Al Jaber is a Minister of State in the UAE Cabinet and CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC Group).

As Minister of State Dr. Al Jaber is responsible for a number of economic, political, development and social files of the UAE, promoting the UAE’s strategic relations with a number of countries. Dr. Sultan oversaw the UAE’s development program in Egypt, where he applied a unique, hands on partnership model of project implementation. He also assisted in the launch of the China Joint Strategic Investment Fund and represents the UAE on the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Before entering government, Dr Al Jaber developed a specialized expertise in energy and infrastructure, beginning his early career at ADNOC. He established Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s pioneering renewable energy initiative, and served seven years as its CEO, guiding its global contribution to clean technology and sustainable development. In February 2016, while retaining the chairmanship of Masdar, he returned to ADNOC as its CEO, where he leads its evolution to remain one of the world’s leading energy companies and a central pillar of the UAE’s economy.

Dr Al Jaber holds a number of additional executive positions, including Chairman of the National Media Council, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company and Director-General of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. In 2009 he led Masdar’s efforts in the UAE’s successful bid to host the headquarters of the "International Renewable Energy Agency" (IRENA).

Dr Al Jaber holds a PhD in business and economics from the United Kingdom, as well as BSc in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and MBA from the United States.

His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul

H.E. Dr. Ahmad was appointed Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education in February 2016, supervising the development of higher education and scientific research in the UAE.

H.E. Dr. Ahmad previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Masdar, where he was also a member of the executive committee at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Prior to that role, H.E. was formerly Vice President, Industry Unit of Mubadala Development Company, H.E. holds a PhD from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia; a Master's degree from the University of Melbourne; and a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Khalifa University.

Ahmed Saeed Al Calily

Ahmed serves as Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Energy, overseeing Mubadala’s interest in the energy sector, including Mubadala Petroleum and Masdar.

Ahmed joined Mubadala from his role as Director General of the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee

Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi 

Ahmed is the Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Technology & Industry, with oversight of Mubadala’s semiconductor, metals and mining, and utilities portfolios.

Before joining Mubadala, Ahmed was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he led the Abu Dhabi and Principal Investor practices. He was also a Marketing Manager at Procter & Gamble, where he led several flagship brands.

Carlos Obeid 

Carlos is Mubadala’s Group Chief Financial Officer, responsible for managing Mubadala’s corporate and support functions worldwide: Group Finance; Corporate Finance & Treasury; Construction Management Services; and Group Support Services.

Homaid Al Shimmari 

Homaid is Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Aerospace & Engineering Services, with oversight of Mubadala’s aerospace, communications technology and defense services portfolios. 

Before joining Mubadala, Homaid was a Lieutenant Colonel in the UAE Armed Forces, with involvement in military aviation, maintenance, procurement and logistics.

Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi 

Khaled is the Chief Human Capital Officer for the Mubadala Group, responsible for performance management, learning and development, employee career growth, talent acquisition and Emiratization.

Before joining Mubadala, he worked as Chief Investment Officer of International Capital and was also the Head of Corporate Finance & Business Development at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, where he focused on developing the bank’s investment banking capabilities.

Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi 

Waleed serves as Mubadala’s Deputy Group CEO and Chief Executive Officer of Emerging Sectors, with oversight of Mubadala’s operational and business development activities as well as its healthcare, real estate, infrastructure and capital investment portfolios and Enterprise Technology & Services unit.